Wednesday, May 18, 2005

You've Got To Be Kidding Me



"Appalling."

That's how Condoleezza Rice described the recent fiasco surrounding a supposedly inflammatory article in Newsweek magazine and the resulting riots in Afghanistan.

Shut up, Condi. Go see if Georgie wants more coffee. And spray your hair. I see a soft spot.

Donald Rumsfeld described the loss of life as "unfortunate."

Shut up, Rummie. The only "unfortunate" thing is your planning of this entire Middle East debacle. Stop with your fake condolences, murderer.

Scott McClellan had this to say:

''The report had real consequences. People have lost their lives. Our image abroad has been damaged. There are some who are opposed to the United States and what we stand for who have sought to exploit this allegation.''

Yeah, Scott, and maybe if that doesn't work they could "exploit" all the bombed-out Iraqi cities or the streets filled with bodies.

Wow. Simply, wow. BushCo. trounces into the Middle East with big guns, little brains, and no plan, killing thousands of innocent people, and leaving Iraq in a continually worsening state of chaos, and now these clowns have the audacity to criticize a magazine? Really? Well, isn't that fresh.

Everyday the news from Iraq gets worse. How many officials of the so-called "new" Iraqi government have already been killed or attacked? How many bodies are found on a daily basis as Iraq implodes? How much progress, if any, has been made?

Iraq is one big fuck-up. Period. And BushCo. made it.

Yet now BushCo. unashamedly points its blood-stained fingers at Newsweek with the eagerness of young children chasing an ice cream truck: "Look what Newsweek did! Look what Newsweek did! Wah! Wah! Wah!"

Give me a break. Sit down. Shut the fuck up.

Newsweek didn't do anything other than its job. It had a source it described as "reliable" and went with it. The only reason the source may have since backpedaled, and the only reason Newsweek has since offered an apology, is pressure from the White House. Everyone is embarrassed. Everyone feels a need to appear shameful. Fakes!

If Newsweek is at fault for anything it's a lack of spine. The magazine, specifically editor Mark Whitaker, should have had the guts to come out and say, "We had a reliable source, we went with it, and why shouldn't anyone believe that the accusations are true? Just look at recent history."

The source Newsweek quoted was telling the truth about the Quran being flushed down the toilet at Guantanamo Bay and you better believe it. If you don't believe that the Quran was being treated like toilet paper then you have more faith in mankind (i.e., a U.S. Army with plenty of Lynndie Englands running loose) than I do.

But who cares what Newsweek may or may not have said? The real story here is the comical fashion in which BushCo. actually believes that there is blame to be passed around.

Wrong.

There is no blame to be passed around here. The only blame here lies squarely on BushCo. and its ill-conceived war with no end in sight that magazines like Newsweek are forced to report on because – get this – it’s their job. For BushCo. to suddenly issue pompous sound bites blaming Newsweek is the ultimate act of pissing into the wind. It's the equivalent of a drunk driver veering all over the road, crashing into the back of another car, and then blaming the other driver for stopping too fast.

Few things amaze me like BushCo.'s utter lack of shame.

On the other hand, I would be remiss to not give a big "Fuck You!" to the animals running around in Afghanistan shooting guns in the air and shouting, "Death to America!"

Yeah, I called them animals. What of it?

These angry, immature malcontents just look for reasons to riot and kill people. So the Quaran was flushed? So what? Pssst....come close...I have a secret for you, Ahmed ...IT'S A FUCKIN' BOOK! GET OVER IT!

And I don't want to hear, "Oh, but you don't understand Islam if you don't understand how much this would offend them."

I understand alright. The whole world understands. The whole world has been violently told how seriously they take their religion over and over again.

And we're all sick of it.

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